Everyone is invited to attend the Spring Anthology Release Party and Community Reading sponsored by Write Around Portland tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 28th 6:30-8:30pm at The First Methodist Church in Collins Hall 1838 SW Jefferson (at the Goose Hollow Max stop).
I will be reading In the Valley of the Shadow of Death, which is included in the anthology ( a collection of writings from the writing workshop participants, which will be available to purchase at Powell's Books). Other participants will be reading their writings as well. Would love to see any of you there who enjoy that sort of thing. It's been such a healing thing for me and a great way to express my fears and feelings regarding my situation. The writings by the participants are very powerful and moving.
I was also asked by my Writing Workshop coordinator to be their featured writer on their homepage! They want to interview me this week and take my photo. :) I'm so honored. I'll let you know when they post it!
Update on our lives:
Spencer hasn't gotten any better (except for his ears!) so he stayed home from his 7th Grade class trip to Mount Saint Helens today. They are going to be gone thru Friday, so if he's feeling better we may coordinate a ride up for him Thursday. He hasn't been sleeping or eating and has no energy or stamina and is suffering bad headaches and vision problems too. He woke up with crusted over eyes and I'm wondering if he may have pink eye too??? When it rains, it pours.
Kaelin had today off of school (teacher writing report day) and she went to a 3rd grade class swim party at The Sunset Athletic Club to celebrate Beatrice's birthday. What a great place and what fun they all had! Now we are off to soccer practice. Tomorrow and Thursday Kaelin has field trips and Friday is the Egg Drop (more on that later!).
Tomorrow I start my aggressive chemo again, with an 8:30am appt. with the doctor and then the Folfox/avastin. I will be infused for several hours (oxcillaplatten and avastin) and then sent home with a portable pump of 5FU for a couple days. Friday I will be unhooked and then usually the next 2 days I will be completely and utterly wiped out, so with the holiday, I will be down Sat. and Sun. and will miss Kaelin's soccer tourney. :( Wah!!!!! I will get next week (the last week of school!) off and then chemo again the following week. Unfortunately, I'll be going every other week for chemo as long as I can stand the horrid side effects of naropathy and the cold trigger.
Thanks for reading this far and for checking in with me/us!!!